"Where did your name come from?"

ilovepwin's picture

Was just thinking and thought this would b an interesting topic to talk about.
"where did your name come from?"
As in, what does it mean, how did u com up with it, and any other comments u would like to add

ilovepwin's picture


By the way. I forgot to add that i mean your user name on this site. not your real name. Whoops

sly_guy's picture

the name say it all...

I'm that person that tends to say how i feel, eventhough it sometimes hurts otheres "feelings" becuase i believe that whatever it is i have to say needs to be said...Thus...sly+being a guy ( and the fact that the rhyme sounds cool)= sly_guy
"Appreciate what you have, it's the only way to get more" - LTH

MajorMadness's picture


I just kinda made it up. I did think of it after listening to teh band Madness for a long time. It was a Major amount of Madness, so Major Madness...

Bluesong's picture

My name

I love the color blue and my brother and the one I like can sing beautifully. So this name reminds me of both of them.

"I choose to be myself no matter what the world says I should be."

Paladin's picture


Paladin: the best character-class in Diablo II, the last computer game I was addicted to before I gave them up entirely. I guess you could also say that some of the other meanings of paladin are also appealing: defender of a cause (gay rights); and the historical references to societies where one could be under the illusion of noble deeds being the norm (we have since lost that innocence).


milly the fairy's picture

Because I am a beautiful, flu

Because I am a beautiful, fluttering, fairy girl!
Its times like this I wish I had a deep meaning screen name...

I'll always be.... yours fatally....

RadclyffeGeek's picture

Err Radclyffe is a nickname I

Err Radclyffe is a nickname I've used ever since watching The League of Gentlemen (Britcom) where the two evil twins (my favourite characters) are Radclyffe and Chloe. I added the geek, because I am a total nerd and I'm proud of it!

I lived my life in shadow- never the sun on my face
It didn't seem so sad though, I figured that was my place.

Brutal's picture

Hello my name is ......

Brutal...as in the brutal honest truth...Something i hope to tell the world someday. Brutal as in the kinda of life i'm livin'....a life of extremes...Brutal just like someone has to be in-order to survive in my world.....Brutal...my football nick-name.


"Time is jaded..Seconds tick...but life is eternal"

FallenMoon's picture

I love the moon...

When I look at it at night, it speaks to me in a way. I can't take my eyes off it, it's so beautiful. And the fallen part is about myself. I've fallen into depression, into Hell, into darkness. And then FallenMoon came together.

"You haven't come to terms what it means to be a lesbian." -Cece Goddard from Keeping You a Secret

bratalamay's picture


i LOVE that book. Julie Anne Peters is my FAVORITE author. hae u read all her books? message me!
Luv ya,

"Don't let sad people make you sad, let happy people make you happy."

FlyflewAway's picture

Fly flew away

the fly is me and it flew away from my past and im trying to start a new future but its hard to fly away from something you have held on to for so long

Your my sunshine after the rain
`to bad its still rainin babe.
--A kidd

Orangearmadillo612's picture

No story here

Orange is my favorite color. I think armadillos are cool animals, and 6/12 is my birthday.

If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work. “Hello, can’t work
today, still queer.

corporal mike's picture

Not too complicated here. Th

Not too complicated here. This is my planetout name. At the time I joined PNO I was a explorer corporal. Mike is my name. I figured I would use it here also since it is my well known gay name at this point.

Rikki's picture


Rikki Tikki Tavi is my favorite story/movie of all time. I liked it so bad it became a nickname. That's it.

Andrewgirl3's picture


Umm.. My name actually has a semi-long story behind it. If you really want to know then... It started from the book Ender's game. (MY FAVE BOOK!) My friend and I have disscussions about the books we read and this is the character that is most to me. Ender, whose's real name is Andrew is the name I took on for all my closeted gay online activities. I also relate with Andrew a lot, although he is not gay.

"Hope clouds reason"
-Revered Mother Mohiam
(From Dune, By Frank Herbert)

TeeAhr1's picture


Anyone who takes their name from Ender's Game is okay in my book. Have you read the whole series? I really like the new ones (the Shadow series)...
There is no prairie mafia.

Andrewgirl3's picture


i've devoured everything that Orson Scott Card wrote. Incuding the Shadow series. but my favorite is Enders game and Speaker for the Dead

*Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen*

Brosia's picture

No origionality here.

Mine is rather boring. My real name is Ambrosia, and Brosia is just what most of my friends call me. I figured if I was planning to make friends on here, I might as well let them do the same.

Barralai's picture


My name came from a charater in FFX2.
"I'm not bi, I'm just greedy"

Agarwaen's picture

My name (which probably no on

My name (which probably no one can pronounce) is taken from a character in the Silmarillion, which is a "history book" preceding the Lord of the Rings. It's in Sindarin Elvish, if anyone cares, and it means "blood-stained."

Deformed Emotion's picture

My Name

My name comes from a poem I wrote if you want to read it it's on the second page of my journal. Peace.

*One day stupid ppl will rule and I shall be your leader*

Army_your_green's picture

not to difficult

I am simply a very indecisive person.

~If we were all the same, life would be boring

Kai's picture


lol mines is kina random and comes from two things.
The first is my full nickname Kaikeyi and she was a character in Hindu mythology is a book called the Ramayana. She was an old haggard witch person that helped an evil queen in return for gold and jewellery and stuff. I once read the Ramayana to my friend and when I got to the part about Kaikeyi he said “wow! That’s you!

Aedyn's picture

Mine's just a name I made up,

Mine's just a name I made up, although it's not all that original. I just love the way it looks and sounds. Aedyn... it's just so cool! Almost like the real name Aidan, but much better lookin.

You can never beat time, but you can sure put up a hell of a fight.

the mouse that roared's picture

My name has a rather long sto

My name has a rather long story behind it. "Mouse" is my nickname of four years. I was eleven and was in a play where I wore a cloak with a hood as part of my costume. My friend thought it made me look like a mouse, and the name stuck. It describes my quiet, shy persona quite well, though I'm getting a little tired of being labeled the quiet, smart kid. I do like having an affectionate nickname, though. They're useful.

Anyway, the roaring part is from this summer. I told one of my best friends that I'd had a crush on him for four years (yes, I have a straight crush... that's why I'm bi...), even though he was going out with one of my friends at the time and isn't attracted to me that way. Being the reserved person that I am, it was a big thing for me to do. I told myself that if I told him, I could change my lame email address to the mouse that roared and change my penname on fictionpress to the same thing. When I joined oasis this fall, I just kept the same name. I suppose it wasn't the smartest thing to do, considering I haven't come out to that many people and I'm using my name on other places, but oh well. That only occurred to me later. And it saved me the trouble of having to think up another name...

jeff's picture


My name's Jeff.

adrian's picture


My name's Adrian.

I sometimes go by the nom de plume of Vertice. Which is from my experience in 3d graphic design. A point in 3d space is a vertex, the plural of vertex is vertices , and I just dropped the s and use that.

It's mostly just Adrian though, except on places where the name is already taken (most places)

Putting the HEAD back into Hedonism

Anonymous's picture

to make a short story shorter...

Well, being the fashion obsessed avid photographer that i am, i came up with a name pretaining to my obsession. Two of my favourite photographers are Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon, and I felt it fitting since they both passed away this year (along with other old time faves such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Francesco Scavullo) i also love the work of herb ritts and irving penn...anyhow, now im rambling, so if you're interested in the same thing, just oasis mail me. ciAO.

Cause you're a star now, oh cinderella they arn't sluts like you...

brian24139's picture

I took my name, and my studen

I took my name, and my student number from school

~± Brian ±~

tarni's picture

It's one of my characters nam

It's one of my characters names(I write stories), which I made up, and then used for my username when I created a new account here. If anyone's interested, the character is a dead giant jungle bat who lives in another (anthro-)bats mind. Yeeaaah..



"People who take you at face value will always be your true friends. Truth + laughter = good friendships."
--milly the fairy

HerJuliette20's picture

HerJuliette comes from my lov

HerJuliette comes from my love of The romance of romeo and juliette. The her juliette signifys my search for my "boi" (butch) romeo.... (i got lucky and found her

jdub's picture

A memory of a friend

slightly paranoid today

suffragettecity's picture


I got mine from my favorite David Bowie song, "Suffragette City," off the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

"Sometimes a little brain damage helps."
-- George Carlin

Whispering Rebel's picture


My name "whispering rebel" is a description of myself. I am a quiet yet blunt peron who keeps to herself, that explains "WHISPERiNG" I am extremely different from everone else and dont like to be like everone else. that explains "REBEL" .......WHISPERING REBEL

insanepenguin's picture


well, my name, insanepenguin, kind of fits me... I am basically insane (I have depression and am pretty much fucked up in the head, even when I'm not depressed) and I love penguins.

Ban ignorance damn it!

NovaCat's picture

Well, if any of you are famil

Well, if any of you are familiar with BattleTech or MechWarrior, my name is taken from that. I'm a huge fan of tabletop strategy games, and so I started a BattleTech army. There are two basic "sides" to pick, the Inner Sphere (basically normal humans living in the area of the galaxy around Earth) and the Clans (basically, the peace-keeping force of the Inner Sphere exiled itself to get away from petty wars and whose descendants have come back to re-establish an honorable and prosperous human race).

I love the Clans (their mechs are better and their whole mentality of honor and dignity is cool), and so I decided to start a Clan army. The Clans are divided into Crusaders (clans who think that the way to bring back the glory days of humanity is to purge the Inner Sphere) and the Wardens (clans who think that they need to pursue more diplomatic efforts to reforming the Inner Sphere and only fight when they must). Obviously, I'm more of a Warden person, and the most "liberal" of the Clans was Clan Nova Cat (many other clans often call them cowards and traitors . . . remind you of anything?). The fact that their symbol is a cat cinched my decision.

So, I've got a Clan Nova Cat army, and, at my geekiest, am a Nova Cat myself pretty much to the core. I'm such a nerd.

sistinesylph's picture


Really just made up. sistine as in the Sistine chapel, i suppose, and a sylph is like a slender woman. I'm a semi-thin girl but still.

"Man it takes a silly girl
to lie about the dreams she has.
But lord, it takes a lonely one to wish
that she had never dreamt at all."

skip's picture

Skip's my name

My full name is Scheepers and Skip's been the nick ever since I can remember.

TeeAhr1's picture

True story

TeeAhr1 = The Risen One

I was eighteen, there was a car accident. It was real bad. My girl was killed. It was real bad. There was a moment, after the car stopped rolling, and I just popped right up, hardly a scratch, sure I was going to get out of the car and look back to see my dead body. For a second there, I was dead. Being dead...it doesn't feel like you'd think.

But I made it back. Almost five years later, I still don't know how, or why. But I did. I spent the next two years trying to finish the job that I figured God had botched, drinking myself to death; after that didn't work, I got into some pretty heavy shit. Should have died. A couple different times. But I was not allowed to die, for reasons that are the gods', and theirs alone.

I've come to realize that I've been spared, twice I've seen the angel of death pass me over. Grateful doesn't even begin to describe how I feel waking up every day. I have a little crayon-drawn sign on the ceiling over my bed, it reads "Hot Damn! You're Alive!" Not just alive, but risen.

That's my story, and it's true.

There is no prairie mafia.

Fairylover2008's picture

My name

My real name means "women of the woods " so
fairylover is prefect well then again when
my oldest brother brought me here before he left to go to iraq
he brought me a set of fairy door stops and walnuts and
it just seemed prefect 2008 is the year I gruadtue college

How Could I be mislead to me ya'll are both dead...
No sense in being loud you found your own way in,
now you can find it out JC Chasez "Slept with my best friend"

calicocat's picture

My cat is called Cali (short

My cat is called Cali (short for Calico)

zephyr013's picture


My friend and I were talking, and she said she felt cheated bc I know so much about her and she knows so little about me. We used the metaphor of a deep dark body of water to represent anyone's psyche. A closed book evokes a less trashy, less cheesy image, and everyone else seems to use cliches for their nicknames... I figured "why not?"

"P.S. - this is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were eliminated." (Mitch Hedberg)

Piccolo's picture

I play the piccolo, a few of

I play the piccolo, a few of my old mates used to call me "piccolo" as a joke 'cos it's how the conductor always used to refer to me in orchestra, and 'cos I'm ickle (piccolo is Italian for little, although I think it's in its masculine form)!

So now you know.,

Made you look, made you stare, made you lose your underwear!

tigerandamy's picture

my cat and doll

My childhood cat's name was Tiger and my favorite doll was Amy so when I needed a screen name that is what I came up with.

Beautiful Oblivion's picture

Have you ever heard the song

Have you ever heard the song 'Inside Out' by Eve 6?? Really old song. But I love the lyrics:

I would swallow my pride
I would choke on the rinds
But the lack thereof would leave me empty inside
I would swallow my doubt
Turn it inside out
Find nothing but faith in nothing
Want to put my tender
Heart in a blender
Watch it spin around
To a
beautiful oblivion
Then I'm through with you

Beautiful oblivion expresses the way I feel most of the time. The dictionary definition is: The condition or quality of being completely forgotten. Yep, that's me for ya.

lissewen's picture

I love that song!!! ~~~Any

I love that song!!!

~~~Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental

random's picture


well, i don't think there's much explaining to be done for mine... i'm a random person on the site. also, it sounded appropriately anonymous.

Snowed_in1014's picture

My story is pretty lame. When

My story is pretty lame. When i made this it was right after a huge snow storm so i was pretty much "snowed_in" to my house and 1014 is my birthday. I acually think "snowed in" fits other aspects of my life as well but that really doesnt make any sence if you've never met me.

*~*~*~*~Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, never let it fade away. Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day~*~*~*~*

Fenix_Rose's picture


My name comes from two things..Fenix: I love Harry Potter and in the book Headmaster Dumbledore had a Phoenix names Fawkes...plus I just love fantasy and phoenixs seem to show up a lot so I put phoenix as a different spelling to make it unique because I'm unique in my own right....then Rose: this comes from my hopelessly romantic side...I love roses...and this may not be very unique but I have always loved a classic red rose because it seems to embody the kind of romance I have always dreamed of...ok, well, that's where I got my name...a bit wierd but oh well...


willdebeast's picture

like the animals that killed the lion king...

will is my name, d and b are my last two initials...that's not why I chose it, just a happy coincidence, it's a nickname that was dubbed by a roommate...I guess because I can be a feisty son of a bitch. It was either that or Captain Sass, but that's my drunken alias, sounds more flamboyantly gay, and I wouldn't want to imply rampant alcoholism, now would I?
Captain Sass has become the name of my hypothetical band along with a couple of my friends. Our full name is Captain Sass and the Army of Skanks...no, we don't rehearse, no I don't play an instrument...but I do 'sing' death metal style, and they say I can have a cymbal that I can hit whenever I want. We're planning our greatest hits 2-disc album potentially titled '44 songs in 22 minutes.' As far as our music goes, we like to mix styles. If you'd like to be on the Sass Bandwagon, just start spreading the word: go into your favorite record store and ask if they have our new album, when they say no, ask when they'll get it. When they say they've never heard of us, look at them, your eyes brimming with condescension, and just say, "oh. you haven't." then walk away like a smug hipster. Be a part of the greatest and most obscure musical revolution that never happened. You'll sleep better at night. Promise.